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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Whether i use my SLR or PnS depends on the situation. My SLR is used only when i'm doing event shoots or for special occassions or if i want a very gd pic of somethings. Other than that, my PnS is used for casual shoots.
    oic, i brought my SLR out on most trip, was thinking of getting a compact to put in my bag thou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius75
    oic, i brought my SLR out on most trip, was thinking of getting a compact to put in my bag thou.
    My compact have full accessories so can't put in my SLR bag. But i still like the control and feel of my SLR, even though it's not digital.
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    Still need to be thick skinned enough to approach people and ask if you can shoot them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Still need to be thick skinned enough to approach people and ask if you can shoot them...
    True...but shooting models during events are a different story altogether.
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    I was debating whether to shoot from far with tele-lens or to walk up close to shoot. Tried both and found that shooting close to the subject makes a photo looks and feels more "intimate". While shooting from far is easier and usually have a better bokeh, it lacks the intimacy that makes the photo special.

    This is my personal view. Any comments?

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    I usually dont dare approach.
    rather take ez way out, use zoom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack
    I was debating whether to shoot from far with tele-lens or to walk up close to shoot. Tried both and found that shooting close to the subject makes a photo looks and feels more "intimate". While shooting from far is easier and usually have a better bokeh, it lacks the intimacy that makes the photo special.

    This is my personal view. Any comments?
    it depends on the situation.

    if your shot is meant to be candid without the subject knowing you're shooting him/her, a zoom is your best bet. unless you can sneak up to your subject without him/her noticing you.

    if your shot is meant to be otherwise, then by all means go ahead and shoot close-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack
    I was debating whether to shoot from far with tele-lens or to walk up close to shoot. Tried both and found that shooting close to the subject makes a photo looks and feels more "intimate". While shooting from far is easier and usually have a better bokeh, it lacks the intimacy that makes the photo special.

    This is my personal view. Any comments?
    Agreed. Having direct eye contact is so ..... wow!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Soon people like us would be too old for the 'act cute, act blur', 'school project' excuse..

    By then have to think of some more excuses.


    "I am doing a final year university project, would be most grateful that you'll help me. I would send the pictures back to you"
    then we should go as "I volunteer on this social project when we documented everyday life in Singapore." I mean, it's a nice auntie or ahpek who willing to spare their time to 'volunteer' for 'the benefit of social' =p who can reject? *evil mode*

    I love to take picture of human simply because i suck on others and i dont take candid shot because i rather enjoy the moment than take a camera and snap snap ( in another world, very slow reaction ) but the thing is, I treat human like canvas. I take picture of human but i dont treat them as human

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    I need some pointers in people shooting.

    One thing is the 'risk' of a 'big reaction' from the subject...

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    Must always be careful when taking candids cos some people will make a big hooha over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone


    I need some pointers in people shooting.

    One thing is the 'risk' of a 'big reaction' from the subject
    simple, Time For and quickly running away! Becareful kena if you are not fast enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelZhou
    simple, Time For and quickly running away! Becareful kena if you are not fast enough
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Must always be careful when taking candids cos some people will make a big hooha over it.
    Ya...
    That's one of the reasons why I rarely shoot people on the streets or candid shots...

    Who knows what reaction they'll give you...
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    haha... sometimes i walk close to the subject, hold the camera at chest level and just shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Ya...
    That's one of the reasons why I rarely shoot people on the streets or candid shots...

    Who knows what reaction they'll give you...
    That's why...i've seen people got ticked off and one of them is my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    That's why...i've seen people got ticked off and one of them is my friend.
    Yup... that's why I always don't shoot people at all, or shoot their backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Yup... that's why I always don't shoot people at all, or shoot their backs.
    Same here...sometimes i think it's some sort of an invasion of privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius75
    ok lah, sometime, there are certain risks to take for a good pictures... but i do notice that sometime, ppl react differently to DSLR/compact. some singaporean stares at u when u took out a large camera out... while some P&S can accomplish the task with long zoom and handheld using the LCD to aim.
    i'd stare at you if you took out a dslr hehe.

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    some people get paranoid even when i'm not shooting them but in their general direction. some guy approached me in the park because i set up a tripod to take a picture of a lamp post and it wasnt even facing him. after visually showing him my previous shots were of a black lamp post he replied: "i dont know, maybe its is a powerful camera"

    found it funny as i was using a point and shoot. maybe its the tripod's fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by blimmer
    some people get paranoid even when i'm not shooting them but in their general direction. some guy approached me in the park because i set up a tripod to take a picture of a lamp post and it wasnt even facing him. after visually showing him my previous shots were of a black lamp post he replied: "i dont know, maybe its is a powerful camera"

    found it funny as i was using a point and shoot. maybe its the tripod's fault
    thats too idiotic... but i dunno,who is right or wrong ?

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